Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Mitchell, William


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Mitchell, William


Mitchell, William Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 44 Part 1
OH 44 Part 2

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer:David Masters (5/1/1978).

TRACKS: 1. A Gloucester artist, born in 1914 in Gloucester, experiences in the southwest, P.F. defined -- 2. The big Rt. 128 layoff of 1969, leading eventually to a job in Rockport -- 3. Family relationships a daughter and a son-in-law -- 4. Feelings on the Korean War and on war in general -- 5. Relationship with son -- 6. Some social observations concerning the American Indians -- 7. Rocky Neck -- 8. Some Gloucester people never got over Cut Bridge -- 9. Racial incidents experienced in the American Southwest, experiences in Texas and new Mexico during youth -- 10. Friendship with a Cheyenne Indian chief's son, The red man is my friend -- 11. Family lineage discussed, first arrivals in U.S. came from Scotland originally -- 12. Changes seen over the years, oil lamps, horse and buggies, electric cars -- 13. Theories on the Great Depression -- 14. I'm a hard worker -- 15. Gloucester people are more helpful due to the type of work engaged in -- 16. Remembrance of ethnic arrivals -- 17. Origin of the names Five Pound Island and Ten Pound Island -- 18. Gloucester schools attended -- 19. Types of art work done.

The following names and terms were used in this interview: Amarillo, New Mexico, Cheyenne, El Paso, Texas, Cherokee.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Artists -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann -- Interviews.;Artist colonies -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.

Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- History -- Anecdotes.;Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Mitchell, William Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Mitchell, William," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7649, (accessed September 26, 2017).